They Think That Democracy is Evil

In an age of multi-culteralism, we tend to want to protect another culture’s procilivities. We want other cultures to live and thrive, and inspire us with insights that our own culture blinds us to. Respect for other cultures is good. I’m for that, and you should be too. But, what if a culture advocates racism? … Read more

Because We Don’t Remember Reasons

Israel is preparing to invade the Gaza strip for a cause that you and I consider to be reasonable and necessary. In fact, the rest of the world thinks that it’s reasonable. That’s now. That will change. At every stage in Israel’s life, where conflict was inevitable, the world felt that Israel’s position was ‘reasonable’. … Read more

A Good Neighbor

I was in a cab, on the way to the Jordanian city of Aqaba, and was talking with the garrulous driver when he asked me where I was from. I sat there for a second and thought about the truth. What was the truth? I could have told him that I was from the U.S. … Read more

Forgiveness and Peace

A friend and I were driving to Tel Aviv, and we argued about forgiveness. Most of our discussion revolved around spiritual principles governing the interaction between individuals. To some degree all of us understand what that means, but what about peoples and nations? No, don’t worry. I’m not going to throw religion at you. That’s … Read more